AFSIC is believed to be the largest Africa investment event taking place annually outside Africa and has become one of the most important conduits of investment into Africa.
Group Managing Director
Adedayo Saheed Amzat, CFA started his professional career with the Treasury & Global Markets group of Access Bank Nigeria, where he was in charge of Securities Dealing and Balance sheet management and was an active member of the ALM unit, seeing the Bank through such turbulent times as the Financial Market crises of 2008/09 and through the successful integration of Access Bank with Intercontinental Bank.
Adedayo Saheed Amzat, CFA holds a BSc. in Industrial Chemistry from the University of Ilorin as well as an MBA (Management & Accounting) from Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU). He holds the prestigious Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) charter from the CFA Institute. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Credit Management (ICA) as well as a Fellow and Member of Faculty of the Institute of Investment Advisers and Portfolio Managers (IAPM).
He is the Chief Executive Officer of foremost new-age financial solutions powerhouse –Zedcrest Capital Group –which he founded in 2013. In his leadership role at the company, he’s in charge of driving the company’s vision of being a leading African investment firm with enviable track record in building wealth across the productive sectors of the economy. The company is one-stop shop for financial products –securities, proprietary investment, lending, currencies, etc and is well sought after across all the markets it operates.
The company has a Securities Brokerage arm, Zedcap Partners, which is engaged in the broking of financial products in sub-Saharan Africa Over-the-counter OTC Fixed Income and currencies markets (FICC). Licensed by the Financial Markets Dealership Quotation (FMDQ) and the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) as Inter-Dealer Brokers (IDB), the company brokers Government & Corporate Bonds, Treasury Bills, Eurobonds, Money Markets and Derivative Instruments. The firm counts Banks, Pension Funds, Asset Managers, Foreign Portfolio Investors and Insurance firms as clients.
The company’s consumer lending subsidiary, Zedvance Finance, was established in 2014 to cater to individual lending needs in Nigeria. The company is currently one of the top three consumer lending organisations in the country, servicing over 60,000 customers through an omnichannel approach.
Adedayo Saheed Amzat, CFA is a regular commentator and resource person on financial markets and the economy.